Variety reports that the television network plans to develop a comedy for the star of Broadway's Nine for fall 2004. The contract also stipulates that the actress may be cast in one of CBS' drama or comedy pilots.
Krakowski, who departs the revival of the Maury Yeston musical Oct. 5, will soon begin filming a remake of the film "Alfie" opposite Indiscretions' Jude Law. Jenna Elfman will replace Krakowski on Broadway.
Jane Krakowski won the 2003 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance in Nine. Krakowski made her Broadway debut in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Starlight Express and later appeared in Tartuffe, Company, Once Upon a Mattress and Grand Hotel, earning Tony and Drama Desk nominations for her work in the latter. Other theatrical credits include the City Center Encores! production of One Touch of Venus, Henceforward and a concert version of Mack and Mabel. Perhaps best known for her work as Elaine Vassal on TV's "Ally McBeal," Krakowski's additional screen credits include "Life Happens," "Mrs. Winterbourne," "Stepping Out," "Fatal Attraction," "The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas," "Go," "Due South" and "Search for Tomorrow."